N.C. Annual Family Law Conference in Charleston SC (May 2018)

In May, at the 2018 N.C.  Annual Family Law meeting, Melissa Averett of Averett Family Law and Alicia Jurney of Smith Debnam Law gave a presentation on using tort and common law claims in family law cases. Each topic was humorously punctuated with a snippet from an appropriate song such as “I’ve Got You Under my Skin” by Frank Sinatra for Negligent Transmission of a sexually transmitted disease, and “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood for trespass to chattels. In the words of Alicia Jurney, the 250 family law attorneys who attended the conference are likely to remember “what we learned today from The Circle Jerks.”